Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Release Date
4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1996  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/06/1996   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product  
Contents >> Work >> State summary tables

State summary tables


LABOUR FORCE

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Total labour force
'000
1994-95
2,957.7
2,230.4
1,620.1
721.8
883.1
220.5
87.7
166.3
8,887.7
Participation rate
%
1994-95
62.0
63.1
64.6
61.8
66.5
60.2
72.0
72.6
63.3
Male participation rate
%
1994-95
72.6
73.9
74.8
71.5
77.2
71.3
78.0
79.7
73.8
Female participation rate
%
1994-95
51.8
52.6
54.6
52.4
56.0
49.4
65.8
65.7
53.2
Women (of labour force)
%
1994-95
42.5
42.6
42.7
43.2
42.2
41.7
44.6
46.1
42.7


PAID WORK

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Total employed
'000
1994-95
2,703.8
2,015.9
1,476.6
648.5
815.7
197.0
81.2
154.4
8,093.1
Part-time employed (of total employed)
%
1994-95
23.0
25.0
24.3
26.8
25.8
27.2
19.8
24.0
24.4
Employment/population ratio
%
1994-95
56.7
57.0
58.9
55.5
61.4
53.7
66.7
67.4
57.7
Employed in service industries (of employed)
%
1994-95
72.4
70.5
70.4
69.7
69.7
70.6
78.7
88.3
71.4
Employed in manufacturing industries (of employed)
%
1994-95
13.8
17.0
12.2
16.2
10.2
12.4
5.1
3.5
13.8
Part-time employed who prefer more hours (of part-time employed)
%
1994-95
25.3
25.5
27.9
30.2
23.5
28.5
24.8
25.9
26.1
Average hours worked per week by full-time workers
hours
1994-95
40.8
41.0
41.7
40.4
41.3
39.8
41.0
38.7
40.9
Average weekly hours of paid overtime per employee
hours
1995
1.1
1.3
1.1
1.1
1.3
0.9
0.9
0.5
1.2


INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Trade union membership rate
%
1994
35.6
34.7
34.3
41.4
27.9
42.9
29.7
36.7
35.0
Working days lost due to industrial disputes per 1,000 employees
days
1995
48
72
148
28
150
22
48
9
79


UNEMPLOYMENT

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Total unemployed
'000
1994-95
254.0
214.4
143.5
73.3
67.4
23.6
6.5
11.9
794.6
Long-term unemployed
'000
1994-95
94.6
81.9
37.6
28.6
16.9
9.9
1.4
2.6
273.6
Unemployment rate
%
1994-95
8.6
9.6
8.9
10.2
7.6
10.7
7.4
7.2
8.9
Youth unemployment rate
%
1994-95
19.9
22.6
20.6
25.2
16.7
24.9
20.2
22.0
20.9
Youth unemployment/population ratio
%
1994-95
11.6
12.3
13.1
14.5
10.9
14.8
10.4
13.4
12.3
Median duration of unemployment
weeks
1994-95
26.2
28.3
18.3
29.5
15.8
33.6
12.3
17.1
23.8


NOT IN LABOUR FORCE

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Discouraged jobseekers
'000
1995
41.0
31.8
15.7
9.4
8.5
3.5
*0.5
1.5
111.9


Reference periods: All data are annual averages for the year ending 30th June except for average weekly hours of paid overtime per employee, trade union membership rate, working days lost due to industrial disputes per 1,000 employees, and discouraged jobseekers.


Previous PageNext Page

Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window


Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.